Jul 10, 2011 11:00pm EDT
said they'd pick up again on monday. >> the good news is we agree on some of the big things. >> reporter: president obama thought he and house speaker john boehner had an agreement to target $4 trillion in cuts. but saturday evening the speaker abandoned that plan, saying it was just too ambitious and couldn't pass. >> to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. we think it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: democrats want to close some tax loopholes to offset the cuts. >> what is really appalling is to see our republican colleagues essentially providing a form of extorti extortion, if you don't agree to deficit reduction the way we want it we're going to put all these jobs at risk. >> reporter: uncle sam's credit rating may be at risk if congress fails to act soon. >> and if that happens, you're going to see catastrophic damage across the american economy and across the global economy. >> reporter: a critical meeting bringing together political leaders wh
Jul 16, 2011 11:00pm EDT
of his dead pet but all told him the dog was too big. >>> more apologies from rupert murdoch will run in several british newspapers tomorrow as the fallout from the phone hacking scandal connected to portions of his media empire continues and expands. this is some high-profile celeb -- this, as some high-profile celebrities are suing scotland yard claiming it knew about the hacking and did nothing about it. prime minister david come ro under fire for private dinners and weekend trips with murdoch and other top news dorps executives. >> venezuelan president, hugo chavez, headed back to cuba for more cancer treatments. he's scheduled to undergo chemotherapy after having a few more removed last month. before leaving venezuela he handed over some power to his vice president and planning minister. chavez had been urged to hand over all of his power but he refused. it's not been disclosed what type of cancer he's battling. >>> time is running out for president obama and congressional republicans to reach a deal on the nation's debt limit. 17 days until the default deadline. mike has the lat
Jul 17, 2011 11:00pm EDT
mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> we're following several other big stories in the week ahead. the shuttle "atlantis" will return home this week for the final time. the shuttle will undock from the international space station tuesday. it's scheduled to return to kennedy space center thursday, where it will then go on permanent display. it is the final mission for nasa's shuttle program. >>> on tuesday the loudon county board of supervisors will weigh in on the latest cost-cutting proposal regarding the dulles metro rail project. for weeks now they've been meeting with all of the funding partners to figure out how to trim the multimillion-dollar price tag. the latest proposal they're considering was brokered by u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood. >>> and did you see it? the u.s. women's soccer team will be returning stateside after today's nail-biter of a world cup final match. the final came down to penalty kicks, with japan winning. despite the loss, it will be a hero's welcome for the team that became an overnight sensation worldwide after beating brazil in the quarter
Jul 14, 2011 11:00pm EDT
to be part of it. we've always gone out in costumes. >> we're just big kids, that's all. >> reporter: what's it like being around all these harry potter fans? >> exhilarating. >> reporter: warner brothers expects this film to gross over $1 billion because this film is in 3-d. all the fans who come tonight will get a pair of these lovely glasses. jim, i know you're jealous. but there are still tickets left for the show at 3:30 this morning. live tonight here in northwest. back to you in the studio. >> john, you're breaking my heart. i'm consumed by jealousy over those goofy-looking glasses. take them off, john. >>> you've heard the game angry birds. don't you love that game? today, there was a bird angry and aggressive enough for a whole flock of his kind. that bird kept attacking people passing by the gerald ford museum in grand rapids, michigan. the bird was fond of pecking people upside the head as they walked by. then it would return to its perch and wait for its next victim. what kind of bird was that? >> either an oriole or a red-winged black bird. >> i didn't see a red wing, did you?